Doug’s Discount Deals: Save on holiday shopping

Doug Hutton

It’s my favorite time of year—the holiday season—and what better way to celebrate than finding ways to save money on all those wish lists.

Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s naughty or nice, your AAA membership offers you a variety of discounts at thousands of participating partners with online and in-store options.

Flowers, fruit baskets, and more

Searching for a personalized gift for that special someone, or a way to say thank you, or wanting to surprise someone with a delectable treat? Well, the family of partners from 1-800-Flowers can fulfill that need. AAA members save up to 25 percent on flower arrangements from; save up to 20 percent of gift baskets, baked goods, fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate dipped fruit, and much more from Harry & David and Fruit Bouquets; and save up to 15 percent on holiday keepsakes, including free personalization with Personalization Mall.


If you’re looking to upgrade your technology or shopping to delight your favorite techie or gamer, then you’ll love the savings from our electronics partners. AAA members save an additional 10 percent off Dell-branded PCs, electronics, and accessories; save up to 35 percent on desktops, laptops printers, and more from; and save up to 30 percent on cell phones, smart TVs, and more from Samsung.

Gift Cards

For those people on your holiday list you’re not sure what they’d like, a gift card to their favorite store or restaurant can be ideal. Stop by one of AAA Colorado’s retail stores to check out the Gift Card Center and choose from more than 80 merchants. Plus AAA members save 3 percent on every gift card purchase.


If you need to send your gifts to loved ones far away, bring them to The UPS Store, where AAA members receive a 5 percent discount on shipping. Plus, you can also save up to 30 percent on online printing services.

For a complete list of discount partners, visit

Doug Hutton is the director of partnership programs for AAA Colorado.